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they have been in decades after tuesday's election. >> is a super majority enabling them to pass tax increases without a single republican vote. republicans held the last super majority back in 1933. all this follows the campaign. that's a record levels of spending here in california. a few wealthy people spent tens of millions of dollars with mixed results. tom cyrus and $32 million in support of proposition 39 which did pass. charles munger spent $29 million on property to which failed. his sister spent $48 million in support of prop 38, which voters also rejected. outside groups spent more than a billion dollars. cbs reporter michelle miller has more on who is behind the so- called super pack. >> reporter: my job is to make sure that i represent your best interest. >> kerry won his election as weak as a freshman congressman from michigan. >> i'm never ever going to raise taxes unless there is a war. >> this former schoolteacher and political newcomer might not have gotten this far without a super pack. liberty for all spent $800,000 to help him win his republican primary. >> god b
an election victory. how they're adding up the costs and losses the day after the vote. >> good evening. after record temperatures two days ago, a more seasonal weather shift. it's not just rain we'll be dealing with tomorrow. we certainly will have showers out there. high def doppler picking up showers off the peninsula coast line. there it is, the radar. light showers off shore. the big change for everyone, a big drop in temperature. upper level low direct from the gulf of alaska from anchorage, giving us the coolest weather since easter. lasting more than one day. skiers are happy with this winter weather advisory, 3 to 7 inches of new snowfall. some of the higher peaks around here that may see snow and the weekend forecast coming up. >>> the weather on the other side of the country is impacting travelers here in the bay area. the nor'easter has cancelled dozens of flights to the new york area and 21 flights from sfo were grounded today. another ten arrivals were cancelled as well. theresa garcia with more on the miserable night in the northeast. >> reporter: a wind driven snowstorm is the
after the election. his confession comes at a sticky time for the cia. he was scheduled to testify next week in closed door congressional hearings about the benghazi terrorist attack. the resignation may not end his problems. >> you and i as citizens don't worry what happens between consenting adults. of in the military, that is something something that is punishable by military law. he could be recalled from the retired status and be subject to disciplinary action. >> infidelity is also a sensitive problem in the cia. they are always concerned about the possibility that agents can be blackmailed for information. >> patreus isn't the first high-profile military figure to lose his job. in 2010, it was stanley mccrystal. as a top u.s. commander in afghanistan, he ofrped highly critical remarks of the obama administration to a -- offered high school critical remarks of the obama administration to rolling stone. he called biden a crown and seemed to question the war effort itself. he was quickly relieved of his duties by president obama. >>> and then there's the challenge facing freshly ree
of leadership is to elect younger and newer people to the congress. >> i think it's offensive because it's often tailored toward women. and there's a lot of male senators. >> reporter: london braid was just elected to the board of supervisors in san francisco. at 38, she is considered principally a teenager in the political world. but she says, age is a virtue. >> as a young girl, i always admired here, and have a tremendous amount of respect for her. >> reporter: pelosi talked about the numbers of women in congress, and for the first time ever, women and minorities will make up the majority of the democratic caucus! white men are the new minority. cbs 5 political analyst joe tumen says we aren't there yet. >> you'll know this is no longer an issue in this country when we're not doing stories about this anymore. when it's not remarkable. when we don't refer to someone by genderizing them in some way. >> reporter: nancy pelosi is one of the biggest fundraisers for the democratic party. some say her decision to stay on just gives republicans more fuel to their fire. technically she needs to win a
, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >>> it's finally official four days after the election. president obama is the winner in florida. nearly 100% of the votes have been counted now. the secretary of state's office says the president has 74,000 votes more than mitt romney. and that's about 50% of the florida vote to romney's 49.1%. so that means the pot won eight -- president won eight of the nine swing states, romney only took one north carolina. the final tally 332 for president obama and 206 for romney for electoral votes. >>> new details tonight about the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. cbs reporter bob orr on the fbi's investigation. >> reporter: sources say cia director david petraeus was never the target of an fbi investigation. but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus or his e-mail accounts may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the cia director received a series of harassing e-mails. which apparently referenced petraeus. the woman who sources say is not a government offic
the election political analysts have been speculating on the future of house minority leader nancy pelosi. tomorrow they may get their answer. >> what time is it now? 2:00on tuesday. i'll see you right here 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very dearly i thought maybe i would talk to my own caucus before i shared that information. >> pelosi has refused to say whether she'll give up or continue her leadership post. >>> it doesn't end with crime fighting and protecting the public. just ask these oakland police officers and their newest friday night, the parents we on their way to the hospital when they realized they wo't make it. they spotted a pole tion in fan. >>> a happy reunion today for three oakland police officers and the baby they helped to deliver. they realized they with respect going to make it. the officers helped usher the baby boy into the world. >> i don't know -- no matter what they was doing. that was just these three guys. no matter what happens. you guys single handedly saved my son's life. >> one of the officers who helped deliver the baby is a former nursing
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